BARCELONA have won the race to sign 16-year-old English whizkid Louie Barry from West Brom after he snubbed PSG. The Baggies offered the youngster a professional deal but the highly sought after striker turned them – and the French champions –

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BARCELONA have won the race to sign 16-year-old English whizkid Louie Barry from West Brom after he snubbed PSG.

The Baggies offered the youngster a professional deal but the highly sought after striker turned them - and the French champions - down to join the Catalan giants.

 Louie Barry, 16, signed for Barcelona after snubbing West Brom and PSG
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PSG were keen on signing the youngster and offered him a mammoth £2.7million deal and the striker even had a medical in France.

But having toured the La Liga champions' training ground, Barry opted for Barcelona where icons such as Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta honed their skills.

MASSIVE POTENTIAL

After confirming the move, the Nou Camp club tweeted to announce the news and congratulate the youngster.

The post read: "Louie Barry joins Barca.

"The 16-year-old English striker comes from West Bromwich Albion and will play in the A Youth Team."

Barry joined West Brom at the age of six and had been expected to make it all the way to the first team.

He registered four goals and three assists for their U18s last season and was even given a run out in the U23s.

But after shining for the Baggies and England at youth level, European scouts everywhere began to sit up and take notice.

Barry notched ten goals in five games for England's U15s during a tournament in Italy last year and has also bagged seven in nine during his time with the Three Lions' U16s.

Despite the massive potential shown by the 16-year-old, West Brom will receive a paltry fee of around £235,000 for the forward.

And Baggies technical director Luke Dowling was frustrated by FIFA regulations that allowed Barry to move.

He said: "Because of the rules that apply to these young boys that go across border, it can sometimes be driven for the wrong reasons in my opinion.”

Barry has represented both England and the Republic of Ireland at youth level and may face a similar to dilemma to the one faced by Declan Rice if he has to pick who to represent at senior level.

 Barcelona confirmed the transfer on their Twitter after signing the youngster
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 Barry has represented England and Ireland at youth level
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